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Utica Fire Chief Refuses To Remove ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ Christmas Sign

Despite receiving numerous complaints from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Utica Fire Chief Russell Brooks says a “Happy Birthday Jesus” sign will not be taken down from outside Firehouse No. 4 in South Utica.


A layer of snow rests on a cafe's outdoor tables and chairs. (credit: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Maine City OKs Winter Outdoor Seating

The city of Bangor, the gateway to northern Maine and one of the coldest cities on the East Coast, has approved year-round outdoor dining.


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University Of Maine Backtracks After School Official’s Email Banned Christmas Decorations In Public

The University of Maine has backtracked from an email an official sent out forbidding Christmas trees and presents to be displayed in public with the holiday nearing.


File photo of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Vermont Wins $33 Million Early Education Grant

A $33 million federal grant to be awarded to Vermont over four years will be used to expand access to quality early education for Vermont children in need to ensure that every child gets a strong start, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Thursday.



Woman Dies While Seeking Help For Fallen Husband

A 71-year-old woman who went to get help for her husband after he fell getting out of their vehicle has been found dead near their home, state police said.


Golden Retriever are the 2013 most popular dog breeds in the US. (credit:  EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Bacon, Pet Psychic Turn Up Zilch In Search For Dog

Rotisserie chicken, bacon, dog toys, more than a dozen volunteers and even a psychic have not been enough to find Murphy, an elusive golden retriever whose owner’s five-month search for the beloved animal has captivated one mountainous area of Vermont.



Police: Students Stole Fraternity’s Chicken, Ate It

University of Vermont Police say three students are accused of stealing a chicken from a Burlington fraternity house, killing it and eating it at a dormitory.


A cat is being checked-up by a veterinary. (credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Record-Setting Cat With 2 Faces Dies At 15

This cat had two faces — but only nine lives.


File photo of a US flag. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Flag Stolen Nearly 40 Years Ago Mailed Back To New Hampshire

A bicentennial American flag that was stolen nearly 40 years ago from a park has been returned by a remorseful thief.



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